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This rich, red ale is made in the American Pale Ale style. It has a strong hop character, medium body, dry finish, and floral hop aroma. We use pale Two-Row Brewer’s malt, Caramel 80 and 40 Lovibond malt, and Munich malt. For bittering and aroma Willamette, Cascade, and Tettnang hops are used in the kettle and as dry hopping in the fermenter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Nice lite copper color, Small head. Floral aroma, light but pleasant. Bitter but balanced enough, with a nice hop flavor. A solid PA fo’ sho’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3406) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2007
On draft at Dulles. Poured a dark orange color with a good sized off white head. Aroma of toffee, citrus and nuts. Flavor was much of the same. Nice palate. Good for the style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
obguthr (4533) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Chestnut and grapefruit aroma in excellent proportions. Hazy ochre color with a thick yellow head. Quite dry and nutty, but not strong and not very good either. It leaves a bitter waxy film that ruins it for me. How can something smell so nice and taste so bad? There must be aromatic additives.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1649) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Clear, copper hued pour. Weird, slightly pungent aroma. Vinegar, sesame seeds, saltine crackers, cold honey. Hamster cage steam is dominant. Similarly vague dirty hop taste. Crystal, dry honey granola, and mild bitter grapefruit. A swift hint of leafy green tea soaks in briefly before the finish. Crisp and clean at that point. Palate of medium strength; prickly, slippery texture. Foulness is fleeting. Boring and decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4120) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2007
355 ml. Clear copper with a medium and lasting head. Aroma is of buttery, slightly soured fruit soaked in beer. Flavor has a similar twang and fruitiness, with big support from toasted nut and dry malted grain flavors. Palate is almost medium-bodied, slightly dry and tingly. I used to get this on tap at Norfolk airport a lot, and always thought the sour taste was just due to high temps on the kegs during transport; I still like the diacetyls and sourish twang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1855) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
May 2005 - Poured with a coppery color that was slightly almost clear. Small head that dissipated very quickly...which was unimpressive. Not much aroma. On to taste...this really tasted like an IPA rather than just a Pale Ale. Strong flowery hop presence with buttery, almost "chewy tasting" malt backbone. At least it had more going on in there than just hops and water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours an offwhite head and copper color. Aroma is citrus hops-some cascade. Taste is citrus hops-some cascade, secondary medium malt. Easy drinking. OK/mild carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Caramel-like aroma, simple, but good. Wow, this pours as the darkest "pale ale" I’ve ever seen...the color of a heavily tanned Native American. I was expecting a drinkable session beer, but the flavor is complex and layered, a nice blend of roasted nuts, sugars, barley, and a hoppy undertone. Finishes smoothly. I would enjoy having just one of these, or drinking them all night long.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle. Bitter, nutty aroma that was not too pleasant. Poured a clear reddish-brown color with a medium white head and slight lacing. Nice mouthfeel: not too light and not too heavy. Flavor is hoppy and malty with a nice caramel kick. Pleasant bitter aftertaste. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2007
12 oz bottle, bottled 12/27/06. Pours amber color with white head. Aroma sweet malt. Taste malt with bitter bite.

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